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Our retreat is gender specific to eliminate distractions

The Wenham House is for adult men, over the age of 18, who are struggling with alcoholism and addiction, and who are willing to do the work necessary to find recovery.


Our staff are individuals in recovery from addiction and alcoholism, and we know this recovery is possible for everyone.


To become a guest, we first require an interview—we prefer in-person interviews, and can schedule a site visit, time permitting.


To ensure the safety of all guests, The Wenham House performs random drug and alcohol screenings of all guests throughout their stay. The Wenham House has a zero-tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use by our guests. Anyone who uses drugs or alcohol while a guest of The Wenham House will be immediately asked to leave.

Are you ready for the hard work of transforming your life?

Our work begins once a man is deemed medically stable by their PHP or detox facility.


We treat the problems an individual encounters after the alcohol and drugs are removed—restlessness, irritability, and discontentment. We admit men who are ready to immediately begin work on their recovery by learning, understanding and applying the Twelve Steps.


That said, guests must be clean and sober at the time of check in. It is imperative that guests are medically stable when they arrive so that they can immediately begin the work laid out by the Twelve Step process. We can provide referrals to appropriate detox facilities on request.

What to bring with you when you admit to The Wenham House

What to leave behind when you admit to The Wenham House

For your comfort and convenience, we recommend bringing only seasonally appropriate clothing. We also recommend bringing athletic attire and shoes, one pair of boots (winter), a swimsuit (summer), and seasonally appropriate outerwear. We ask that guests bring no more than three pairs of footwear.


We also recommend that guests bring:

  • Government issued photo ID.

  • Casual clothing for 7-10 days.

  • Toiletries including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shaving supplies.

  • Any necessary medications. Please note that guests are responsible for their own medications, and that medications must be reviewed by and approved by our staff prior to admitting.

  • Grocery store gift cards.


​Guests can bring personal items with them, but are asked not to bring anything exceeding $500 in value.

When you arrive at The Wenham House a member of our staff will search your person and your belongings thoroughly before bring you to your room. Items not permitted will be held by us, returned with your family member, or discarded.


We discourage guests from bringing:

  • Cell phone, laptop, tablet, personal gaming device and any other wifi-capable device. An iPod is acceptable.

  • Anything containing alcohol including toiletries, mouthwash and cologne.

  • Drugs, including but not limited to benzodiazepines, anti-psychotics, muscle relaxers, and sleep aids.

  • Large amounts of cash.

  • over-the-counter medications, herbal products or vitamin supplements.

  • Weapons.

  • Pornography.

  • Food and snacks.

  • Exercise equipment.


​During a guest’s first month, they are not permitted to have a car. However, once they begin to work, they will be allowed to have their car on-site, space permitting.


​Guests who remain at The Wenham House for an extended period will be granted the use of their cell phone or laptop as it pertains to their employment.


Admissions are accepted Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and must be scheduled prior to arrival.


Family members should anticipate the entire admissions process to last less than one hour.


When you arrive, you and your family will be given a tour of our campus and speak to a staff member to discuss any questions you may have.


A minimum payment of two weeks is due at check in; the reminder of the initial payment is due at the end of four weeks. Fees are then payable monthly. Financial assistance may be available to an individual and his family who are able to demonstrate need.

If you’d like more information about our features, get in touch today.

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